Abortion Support Network

Abortion Without Borders

We need your help to fund Abortion Without Borders, a partnership providing information, advice and financial support to people in Poland who need abortion care. The need in Poland has never been greater; as AWB enters its 3rd year, we are being contacted by thousands of people who need help.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1142120)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£25,000

Amount raised

£30,050

Donations

363

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • LGBTQAILGBTQAI
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

Poland

Situation

Abortion Without Borders exists in response to draconian anti-abortion laws in Poland, which mean that abortion is criminalised in almost all circumstances, including fatal foetal indication. People who need abortions are forced to buy early medical abortion pills online, or travel to countries for the care they need. For people grieving a wanted but unviable pregnancy, this process takes a huge toll on mental health, as well as being logistically difficult and expensive.

Solution

Abortion Without Borders works in partnership to connect women, pregnant people and their families with information and support. A 7-day-a-week Polish helpline provides advice and support, fielding 840 calls a month on average, and referring people to AWB partners outside of Poland if they need to travel for an abortion. We provide logistical support with arranging travel, accommodation, interpretation and other support, and we provide financial support for people who need it.

  • “I cannot express my gratitude enough. I am after the operation now, everything went without complications, the medical care was very kind and helpful. The doctors told me that the pregnancy threatened my life. So this abortion saved my life, but without your help I wouldn't have had this chance."

    — Client in Poland, Autumn 2021